EXCLUSIVE: University advisor explains why Oxford WON’T offer in-college testing

Following news that Cambridge University would be conducting weekly, in-college testing of asymptomatic students, many students at Oxford have expressed concerns as to why their university had not announced a similar policy. The University has now offered an official response exclusively to The Oxford Student, explaining their testing system, and why they do not have […]

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Sachini Imbuldeniya: the producer behind the poignant video ‘You Clap for Me Now’

Image Description: Photograph of creative director Sachini Imbuldeniya, producer of ‘You Clap for Me Now’.  Irrespective of the various, imposed-isolation activities Britons attempt to distract themselves with during the pandemic, one initiative encourages a weekly harmonious act of appreciation: every Thursday, at 8pm, we are all invited to ‘Clap for our Carers’. The campaign, earnestly […]

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Q&A: Pro Vice Chancellor clarifies arrangements for Trinity and tuition fees

Oxford University students currently face the most disruptive changes to their academic lives since the Second World War. In response to the extraordinary circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic, Oxford has been forced to prepare for a Trinity Term taught and examined entirely remotely. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Martin Williams, has been at the centre […]

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Jacob Kelly: founder of the tutoring initiative promoting free education amid school closures

Image description: Corona Virus Tutoring Initiative Logo    On Wednesday 18th March 2020, much to the anticipated concerns of many parents, guardians and teachers, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the mandatory and indefinite closure of schools throughout the UK. Amongst the proliferation of anxious-driven questions surrounding examinations, predicted grades, home-schooling and childcare, an idea inspired […]

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Exclusive interview: Wuhan professor recounts city’s harrowing coronavirus response

The World Health Organisation recognised coronavirus as a global pandemic on 11th March. Today, over a quarter of the global population is under lockdown, and over 1 million cases have been confirmed globally. Wuhan city, in China’s Hubei province, the birthplace and original epicentre of the outbreak, has seen more than 50,000 coronavirus cases, with […]

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Dude, where’s my term? SU VP for Access and Academic Affairs discusses the fate of Trinity 2020

Ray Williams, SU Vice President for Access and Academic Affairs, has been in the rooms (nowadays the conference calls) where the university has been deciding its response to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an exclusive interview with The Oxford Student, we discuss some of the big questions on students’ minds, such as […]

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In Conversation: That Oxford Girl and its Student Ambassadors

Tilly Rose, the founder of That Oxford Girl, provides free resources for upcoming and current students at the University of Oxford through her blog, social media and her book, which we talked about in a 2019 interview: https://www.oxfordstudent.com/2019/05/07/that-oxford-girl-tilly-rose-on-access-at-oxford-and-her-new-book/. We chat to Tilly again about what has changed since the publication of her book. Tilly also […]

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